Seminar Series: Our Problem Is Power

Friday, Jun 19, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Our Problem is Power

By Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, PhD, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University


In recent years activist and academic work emphasizing the development of anti-racist thought or moral character has increased in popularity. But, Dr. Táíwò will argue, the victories we need to win won’t be won in our hearts and minds, or at Thanksgiving dinner. Táíwò will argue for a collaborative way of thinking about multi-racial struggle against racism.

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Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University.

His theoretical work draws liberally from German transcendental philosophy, contemporary philosophy of language, contemporary social science, histories of activism and activist thinkers, and the Black radical tradition. Dr. Táíwò is currently writing a book entitled Reconsidering Reparations that considers a novel philosophical argument for reparations and explores links with environmental justice. He also is committed to public engagement and is publishing articles in popular outlets with general readership (e.g. Slate, Pacific Standard) exploring intersections between climate justice and colonialism.

Dr. Táíwò completed his PhD at University of California, Los Angeles. Before that, he completed BAs in Philosophy and Political Science at Indiana University.